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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed August 27th, 2008, 10:12 pm

Misfit lead me to the site! :D

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Thu August 28th, 2008, 12:49 am

"MLE" wrote:Great you found a good trainer for Lila! Our standard poodle had 'fear biting' issues as well. Most people can't tell the difference between fear-caused aggression and dominance-aggression when other members of the same species are involved.


Thanks, MLE! What's amazing is that he could tell me which behaviors were really dominance behaviors and which were fear or anxiety based. One of the dogs in the yard was a small one, about 20 pounds, and I thought Lila was bullying her but he said she just didn't know how to react to a dog so small. Imagine that! I misinterpreted a lot with my dog!

I'm getting some flack from some people because this trainer is not they "happy go lucky positive praise no matter what" type trainer. I tried that for years with various behaviorists and it works for her obedience training, which she's great at, but not for her aggression issue. He's not harsh at all just firm! Whatever, it works and I'm stickin' with it!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 28th, 2008, 2:48 am

"1lila1" wrote:
I'm getting some flack from some people because this trainer is not they "happy go lucky positive praise no matter what" type trainer. I tried that for years with various behaviorists and it works for her obedience training, which she's great at, but not for her aggression issue. He's not harsh at all just firm! Whatever, it works and I'm stickin' with it!


So many people just want 'feel good' from their animals and are surprisingly resistant to investing the 'doesn't-feel-so-good' work that is necessary for the animal to thrive and become a good co-worker/friend. Effective trainers follow the example of nature, which means that both pleasure and discomfort are involved in the learning process. LOL, can you imagine a mother dog/wolf/fox using 'positive reinforcement only' as she teaches her cubs how to stay alive in a dangerous world?
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri August 29th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Last night I went to the Ned Kelly Awards which are the Australian Crime Writers awards. I had such a great time. It was not what I expected at all, and I go to meet a couple of bloggers face to face as well which is cool!

Today, I am off to hear Kate Atkinson speak.

TerriPray
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Location: Iowa, USA
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Postby TerriPray » Fri August 29th, 2008, 10:31 pm

The best thing today - getting a new story started as my editor has been asking for more paranormal's from me. This one is flowing, so if I'm lucky it might be one she'll enjoy.

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Perdita
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Location: London
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Postby Perdita » Sat August 30th, 2008, 12:48 am

The best thing for me today was being invited to try out for a new job role at work. I just have to do this 'logic/aptitude' test thing on Monday. The manager even said it was just a formality and practically said I'd get the job even if I don't pass which is good, if a bit strange!
I'm not sure about it yet because it means leaving my old work mates who I love and going into a new office with new people but I'm excited anyway :)

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Judith
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Postby Judith » Sun August 31st, 2008, 8:17 pm

Best thing today is the beautiful weather we are having! :)

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon September 1st, 2008, 12:37 am

Finding a crumb that had got stuck under the 'o' key and was causing problems!

LOL!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Alaric
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Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Mon September 1st, 2008, 2:17 pm

I overslept and missed my classes today. :D

This is a good thing because I only ever get one day a week off as I'm either at work or university the other six. It was nice to sleep in for once!

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:11 am

Finding out that Amazon UK Refferels has mailed me a check after almost exactly 4 years since my last one! It just takes me forever to gain enough to get the money from them, sigh!

7/28/2004 Payment by Cheque -GBP 59.58
8/28/2008 Payment by Cheque -GBP 51.43

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